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Why the People of Okinawa Japan love Turmeric Tea

POSTED
17 Jan 2017

If you know anything at all about the history of Turmeric, it should come as no surprise whatsoever that the people of Okinawa Japan love their turmeric tea.  You may also be aware that Okinawa is known as the Longevity Island because its inhabitants boast the highest concentration of centenarians anywhere on recorded Earth.  We think that’s something to celebrate! Research data suggests that Okinawans not only rack up the life mileage meter, but they also enjoy incredible ability of mind and spirit for advanced ages.  They are also known for being significantly disease free which helps them live life to the absolute fullest enjoying every moment of it.

 

Daily Ritual of Turmeric Tea

When Okinawans speak, everybody worldwide may want to pay attention.  If Okinawans absolutely love their turmeric tea, it may be worth the rest of us considering whether to follow their wisdom.  Turmeric tea is practically a ritual in Okinawa, they’ve long benefited from its powerful, remarkable qualities, something the rest of the world is only now starting to catch up on.

 

Traditionally, the Okinawan diet is low in caloric density and red meat, and high in seasonal fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grains, and lean proteins, including soy.  Turmeric is the perfect addition to such a healthy and organic lifestyle.  In the rhizomes of turmeric are contained between two and seven percent (Curcuma longa) or three to twelve percent essential oil (Curcuma xanthorrhiza) and abundant strength. The rhizomes of both Curcuma species also contain curcuminoids (including curcumin). These ingredients contribute to its yellow colour, but also for the turmeric powerful medicinal properties: curcuminoids promote bile production, according to studies, increase the flow of bile and anti-inflammatory effect. Furthermore, research reveals that younger showcase antioxidant properties. It’s easy to see why turmeric is just a big hit in the Okinawan diet and way of life in general.

 

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The incredible qualities of turmeric enable Okinawan centenarians to maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). As we alluded to earlier, Turmeric is of the ginger family that delivers powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Okinawans are known to drink copious amounts of turmeric tea daily.  Turmeric is a staple in the Okinawan diet and promotes the elevated state of life awareness that communities around the globe are now seeking. All through ancient times, it has served as traditional medicine due its powerful therapeutic properties.

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